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Afro-Cuban Costumbrismo: From Plantations to the Slums

Rafael Ocasio
Format
Book
Published
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9780813041643 (hbk. : alk. paper), 0813041643 (hbk. : alk. paper)
Summary
A broad examination of representations of Afro-Cuban religious themes in literature and popular arts, focusing on how white authors of Costumbrismo literature represented black culture.
Contents
  • Introduction: nineteenth-century costumbrista writers on the slave trade and on black traditions in Cuba
  • Cuban costumbrista portraits of slaves in sugarmills: essays by Anselmo Suárez y Romero
  • Juan Francisco Manzano's autobiografía de un esclavo: self-characterization of an urban mulato fino slave
  • Urban slaves and freed blacks: black women's objectification and erotic taboos
  • The costumbristas' views of manly black males: uppity blacks and thugs
  • Depictions of the horrific "unseen": Cuban Creole religious practices
  • Conclusion. Costumbrista essays on blacks: nineteenth-century preconceived notions of civility.
Description
xvii, 230 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-222) and index.
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